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Historical Events In 1940

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Jul 15   Robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32 in the year 1940.  

Jul 15   Voluntary Defence Force (VDC), composed mainly of World War One veterans, formed by Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmen's League of Australia for home defence in the year 1940.  

Jul 16   NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee on this day in history.  

Jul 17   Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) on this day in history.  

Jul 18   On this day in history 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct  

Jul 18   The first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct on this day in history.  

Jul 19   In the year 1940 hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders  

Jul 19   On this day in history samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai  

Jul 20   In the year 1940 germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands  

Jul 20   Singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1 on this day in history.  

Jul 20   In the year 1940 y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide  

Jul 21   James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina) in the year 1940.  

Jul 21   Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania on this day in history.  

Jul 22   Alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy) in the year 1940.  

Jul 22   Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks on this day in history.  

Jul 23   "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins in the year 1940.  

Jul 23   "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London on this day in history.  

Jul 24   1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands on this day in history.  

Jul 25   On this day in history john Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R  

Jul 26   In the year 1940 formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS)  

Jul 27   In the year 1940 billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts  

Jul 27   In the year 1940 bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare.  

Jul 28   Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater) on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Radio Orange, London begins in the year 1940.  

Jul 29   On this day in history urk soccer team forms  

Jul 30   Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum) on this day in history.  

Jul 30   The birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor in the year 1940.  

Jul 31   38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton) on this day in history.  

Jul 31   In the year 1940 whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel  

Aug 01   First expulsion of Jews from Cracow in the year 1940.  

Aug 01   In the year 1940 hMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi'.  

Aug 02   On this day in history clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death  

Aug 03   In the year 1940 german occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.  

Jan 24   In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)  

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